August 2018

An old-fashioned Parade, Celebration, and hometown Rodeo during White Bird Days on Father’s Day weekend in mid-June is always wildly popular. Other fun, family events range from a Sausage Feed in March, to Art Shows & Sales, Chili Cook-Offs, and more. Check this website for contact information about our events and family festivals occurring throughout the year in White Bird, Idaho.

Community events and festivals occur frequently in White Bird, Idaho and in addition to the annual Festival & Parade in mid June, range from trap shoots, to Easter Egg Hunts, bike rides, a Halloween youth party, the Rebekah Turkey Dinner, and Christmas programs….there’s a lot going on in this small town in north central Idaho.


August – 2018

August 02
Mobile Food Bank, First Thursday, August 2nd, noon, at the school.  Call Leah Harvey, 839.2285, if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


August 04August 05
10th Annual Riggins Ride ‘n Raft, Saturday/Sunday, August 4th and 5th

Two packages to choose from: Dry package is $45 (for landlubbers) and the wet package is $100 (which includes a rafting adventure).   A fun time, even if you don’t raft.  Packages are available beginning May 1st for purchase at Cruisin Biker Wear.

August 0526th Annual Raspberry Festival at the Monastery of St. Gertrude, Sunday, August 5th, 9 am to 4 pm

A day for the entire family to enjoy together, this annual event is for the benefit of the Historical Museum.

  • The food menu includes a pancake breakfast, grilled hamburgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, raspberry shortcake (and other yummy raspberry items)
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Fun Run & Walk
  • Art Show
  • Car Show
  • Chapel tours and Museum visits
  • Live music and a kids’ carnival with face painting
  • For a complete event schedule, click here.

August 15

Brown Bag Program begins at the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville

Sessions will be held each Wednesday starting today, Aug. 15, through Oct. 3, at the Bicentennial Historical Museum basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m.  Phone 208.983.2573 for details.  These programs are free to the public and those attending are invited to bring lunch to eat while they listen.  Learn while you enjoy your lunch!!!


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Idaho County Fair, Cottonwood Fairgrounds, Wednesday thru Saturday, August 15th/August 18th

“I’m Dreaming of the Idaho County Fair”
Bring the family to this fun-filled event.
Enjoy the animals, the displays, the food!… share the day with friends.
Show casing local gardeners, bakers, quilters, and artists.
More specific information for each day will be available soon at the Idaho County Fair website.


August 22
Brown Bag Program continues at the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville

This session: Andy Reiner of Grangeville presents “Honor Flight.”  Basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m.  Phone 208.983.2573 for details.


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CIAA Art Show and Art Walk (During Kamiah BBQ Days)

  • Art Show on display at Central Idaho Insurance Agency, 419 Main, during business hours.
  • Meet the artists at the reception on Friday, August 31st, 5-7pm.
  • Artists also available on Saturday, September 1, from 9am to 4pm to answer questions.
  • People’s Choice Award and People’s Comments are favorites of this event.
  • The Art Walk provides an opportunity to tour the town and view displays of artwork at various businesses.
  • Art Walk posters will be posted at each business indicating the featured artist.
  • Featured artists include: Zinona Hough (watercolors), Sam Perkins (photography), Sherry Bonner (photography), Marlene O’Neill (oils), Linda Stubbers (acrylics), Betty Squires (pastels and acrylics).
  • Contact Joy Perkins, 208.935.2903 for any questions concerning this event.

August 29
Brown Bag Program continues at the Bicentennial Historical Museum in Grangeville

This session:  More than Half A Century of CIAA Art will be presented by Marlene O’Neill with a discussion of the Central Idaho Art Association’s past and present endeavors.  The CIAA celebrated its 50th year of spring shows in 2017!!!  Basement meeting room, 305 North College Street, noon to 1 p.m.  Phone 208.983.2573 for details.


 August 31
82nd Annual Kamiah BBQ Days, Labor Day Weekend.

Festivities begin August 31st and continue through September 2nd.  This year’s theme “Kamiah, Idaho…A great place to live, work and play!”

(Taken from the Kamiah website.)  In 1936, a group of community minded merchants began to offer a free barbeque dinner as a way of saying thank you to area residents for their patronage. The Kamiah Chamber has carried on the tradition of BBQ Days for more than 70 years, organizing and sponsoring nearly every aspect of the Labor Day weekend event. Today, thousands of residents, former residents, and visitors take part in BBQ Days – and the event continues to grow each year.  Watch this website for continued updates.